Watch Caeleb Dressel Rock 18.39 NCAA, American & U.S. Open Record

Loretta Race
by Loretta Race 42

February 17th, 2016 College, SEC

Watch Caeleb Dressel race his way to a new NCAA, American and U.S. Open Record – here is his 18.39 50 yard freestyle, courtesy of @GatorSwimDive:

Originally reported by Braden Keith:

University of Florida sophomore Caeleb Dressel, the defending NCAA Champion in the 50 yard freestyle, has swum the fastest 50 freestyle in history to break the NCAA, American, and U.S. Open Records in the event.

Dressel swam 18.39 in prelims on Wednesday at the 2016 SEC Swimming & Diving Championship in Columbia, Missouri. The records he broke:

American Record, Nathan Adrian, 18.66 (2011 NCAA Championships)
NCAA Record, Cesar Cielo, 18.47 (2008 NCAA Championships)
U.S. Open Record (fastest ever), Cesar Cielo, 18.47 (2008 NCAA Championships)

This adds to the increasing legend of Dressel, who two years ago became the first junior swimmer under 19 seconds in the 50 yard free, and then last season broke his own National Age Group Record with an 18.67 – which is still a whopping four-tenths of a second faster than anybody else in that age group has been.

USC’s Vlad Morozov swam a 18.63 in 2013, his last year as a collegiate swimmer, that was the previous fastest time in a textile jammer (aka a suit that would be legal under current rules).

At the beginning of the season, Florida head coach Gregg Troy said that he would shave his mustache if Dressel went an 18.39 in the 50 free.


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OMG dreasel. But fR con-con goes 39 100bk with negative suits on


Lol fam Dressel******


Thanks for the video! I wish it was 5 seconds longer, my favorite part of unreal swims is the collective “WHOA” from the crowd and swimmers reacting!

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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